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WE Need Technical Help for Live Streaming & Support

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The following is a review of some of the needs of the Hancock Wildlife Channel. We are very interested in talking with persons or companies with the ability to help us with the technology to bring everything from more Live Eagle CAMS, Live Whale CAMS, Live Spirit Bear CAMS etc. etc. to the waiting public. Other parts of the world awaits!

Hancock Wildlife Channel Needs:

a) New WEB Site to be developed:

To integrate traditional Web services of:

- Product presentation (on the fly) and Sales. (Shopping Cart - to accommodate our existing Visa / MS programs)

- Forums different levels for eg to Public and Education / school use; archived referenced data of files, images, videos.

The Web site development part of the project is already underway but we are open to offered help and suggestions specifically detailed below under ... read more...

b) Quotation Request: for LIVE Streaming & Hosting Facilities:

The Hancock Wildlife Channel, famed for bringing to millions the Live Bald Eagle CAM from both Hornby Island and Sidney BC, after a very successful exploration of educational potential of this distribution, now wishes to expand. We hereby seek bids on the supply of the various components necessary to Stream to millions of people and a great many thousand streams simultaneously.

If you have the technical capacity to provide us some of the different services we would appreciate a quotation or email us should more details be required. (Further details are provided by Richard Pitt our IP man below at ... read more. ) We will alternatively consider independently or simultanaeously the lease or purchase of facilities to accomplish the above. The details of the specifications are available but largely include:

1) We send down stream: 340 kbps

2) Steaming Servers:

capacity & cost to serve; 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 50,000 or more people simultaneously. - our experience is that the site has run full capacity 24 hours per day. - do you do this independently or via ??? sharing servers?/

2) Ability to supply:

additional videos on demand: possible large numbers - these are our reference and archives files - 30 sec to 1 hour /

3) Ability to supply:

Host a web forum for posting of viewer generated video streams. - single frames . to 5 min. duration?

4) Ability to oversee and collect revenues from advertisers:

A) Supervise the getting of advertisers?
B) Supervise the insertion of ads into Web screen & Vodeo screen
C) Deliver video without and with ads: (Subscriptions vs no Sub)

5) Oversee and administer:

Subscriptions: to individuals, to corporate accounts

6) Satellite Transmission:

We urgently need contact with some organization or individuals to assist us in getting the Live Streams from remote locations to the Servers.

We must use satellite transmission from solar and battery power sources. We need portability. So we need your knowledge and products (?) to satisfy our needs in both of these fields. Urgently!

David Hancock
Hancock Wildlife Channel
Hancock Wildlife Research Center
1 800 938-1114
email: david@hancockwildlife.org

For more details from our IT man Richard Pitt see ....read more ....

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WE Need Technical Help for Live Streaming & Support

Hancock Wildlife Channel Needs Technical Help:

The following is a review of some of our 2009 needs for the Hancock Wildlife Channel. We are very interested in talking with persons or companies with the ability to help us with the technology to bring everything from more Live Eagle CAMS, Live Whale CAMS, Live Spirit Bear CAMS etc. etc. to the waiting public. Other parts of the world awaits!

Hancock Wildlife Channel Needs:

a) New WEB Site to be developed:

To integrate traditional Web services of:

- Product presentation (on the fly) and Sales. (Shopping Cart - to accommodate our existing Visa / MS programs)

- Forums different levels for e.g. to Public and Education / school use; archived referenced data of files, images, videos.

The Web site development part of the project is already underway but we are open to offered help and suggestions specifically detailed below under ... read more...

b) Quotation Request: for LIVE Streaming & Hosting Facilities:

The Hancock Wildlife Channel, famed for bringing to millions the Live Bald Eagle CAM from both Hornby Island and Sidney BC, after a very successful exploration of educational potential of this distribution, now wishes to expand. We hereby seek bids on the supply of the various components necessary to Stream to millions of people and a great many thousand streams simultaneously.

If you have the technical capacity to provide us some of the different services we would appreciate a quotation or email us should more details be required. (Further details are provided by Richard Pitt our IT man below at ... read more. ) We will alternatively consider independently or simultaneously the lease or purchase of facilities to accomplish the above. The details of the specifications are available but largely include:

1) We send down stream: 340 kbps

2) Steaming Servers:

capacity & cost to serve; 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 50,000 or more people simultaneously. - our experience is that the site has run full capacity 24 hours per day. - do you do this independently or via ??? sharing servers?/

2) Ability to supply:

additional videos on demand: possible large numbers - these are our reference and archives files - 30 sec to 1 hour /

3) Ability to supply:

Host a web forum for posting of viewer generated video streams. - single frames . to 5 min. duration?

4) Ability to oversee and collect revenues from advertisers:

A) Supervise the getting of advertisers?
B) Supervise the insertion of ads into Web screen & Video screen
C) Deliver video without and with ads: (Subscriptions vs no Sub)

5) Oversee and administer:

Subscriptions: to individuals, to corporate accounts

6) Satellite Transmission:

We urgently need contact with some organization or individuals to assist us in getting the Live Streams from remote locations to the Servers.

We must use satellite transmission from solar and battery power sources. We need portability. So we need your knowledge and products (?) to satisfy our needs in both of these fields. Urgently!

David Hancock
Hancock Wildlife Channel
Hancock Wildlife Research Center
1 800 938-1114
email: karen@hancockwildlife.org

For more details from our IT man Richard Pitt see ....read more ....

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Update: Aug 11 - To Sidney +++

Victoria/Sidney Nest

Re; Update on my Aug 11 Visit to Sidney NEST:

Yesterday I spent 3 hours at the Sidney nest -- saw Sid + both parents and a second juvenile soaring 1/2 - 1 mile away that could have been Vic or another of many nearby juveniles or others passing by. It never came near the nest.


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New Media Software

Media + CopyrightWe have new media upload software The move to the new machine was done in concert with an upgrade to the software this site uses (geeklog). At the same time we experienced more problems with the media upload software we were using initially (inmemoriam plugin for geeklog) and decided to try another package. When I first put the forum site together I had looked at a plugin called Mediagallery. At that time the package was not nearly as mature as it is today, and I'm impressed with it. We've now switched over to it (in the process, losing some of the already problematic uploads to inmemoriam - see the note about it here.)

As you may notice, I've created a non-admin account for myself (rick-pitt) and used it to make sure that the member album setup is working. I just used the "JUPLOAD" option from the "Options" drop-down menu to upload 100 pictures in one go - worked like a charm. The software also shows the "EXIF" information from inside the pictures so you can see what the settings were when the picture was taken.

As soon as we get the new Hancock Wildlife TV web site up, we'll be moving the albums over to it.

The new software includes comments and ratings - so you can show your appreciation for all the time and effort that has gone into some of the compilations and captures. Of course if you find something that is not on topic or simply should not be there, please let us know at webmaster@hancockhouse.com

Please comment here on your experiences with this new software.


Read on for hits and tips as we figure them out...
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Hornby Island Eagle not SHOT!

Hornby Island Nest 2006-2008

Another interesting misinterpertation!!! The Horby Island Eagle has NOT been Shot!

I guess one has to chalk up to human behavior, or misbehavior, the inabitlity of some people to look for problems, create them from nothing, or read something bad into whatever they want. I had thought earlier that we shoud save the total Forum responses, not just for the interesting, thought provoking and sincere questions, but perhaps for the exceptional few who are not at all interested in the eagles, their incredibly facinating behaviior or questions about their environment, but seem hell bent on finding something to bicker about or distort -- for whatever reasons their contorted minds have conjured up. Could these demented souls be more interesting than the eagles? No -- I go for the eagles.

Here is Doug Carricks simple comment on the latest misunderstandings or bs ! He still has the live feed from the camera coming into his livingroom and knows of what he speaks.
Cheers
David Hancock

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FROM : DOUGLAS CARRICK on Hornby Island Date: August 9, 2006 10:25:16 PM CDT

I was informed about the BB shot rumour for the first time just 20 minutes ago. There is absolutely no truth to it. One problem about being shot in the nest is that they just don't use the nest any more. More important, I have seen them in surrounding perch trees every day up to July 29. On July 30, they went on migration.

I have been watching them particularly closely this year because so many people would be interested in the life of these "senior eagles" and I visualize myself as becoming an eagle geriatrician. Over the years, I have observed the average migration date for Hornby eagles is mid-August. But delays in migration occur in the case of late-hatching and late-flying eaglets. About six years ago, the eagle family two miles down the beach, which I call the "Dysfunctional Family", had an eaglet that fell from the nest too early and was ever so slow to learn to fly. Because of this, the family didn't migrate until mid September.

On the other hand eagles not burdened with offspring generally leave earlier. This year, I was watching closely to confirm just that. And they did leave earlier. All this is to say, that I have been watching the eagles especially closely this year and that they were managing very well until the date of migration. Neither eagle was shot by a BB, I can assure you.

Doug

PS -- NOTE: this is the bald eagle pair that so valiantly sat their two infertile eggs. We are hopng that they will do better next year. =======================

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